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Pain is an obstacle to paradise

January 15, 2012

When she was just a girl
She expected the world
But it flew away from her reach
So she ran away in her sleep

-Coldplay “Paradise”

I was in the hair salon when this song came on.

It was probably one of the most magical moments I have ever experienced.

My hair was submerged in water and being shampooed when I faintly heard the music come out of the ceiling’s loud speakers.


See, this was the first day that I had been out of the house since my dental surgery, and I couldn’t tell you how great it felt to just be around people and to feel alive again.

Trust me, after almost 4 days with doing nothing but taking pain killers, watching tv, and coping with pain, it was nice to feel normal.

This is one of my favorite Coldplay songs.

It’s simple, sweet, and to the point.

The song is about a girl who takes on too much in life, and it isn’t until she slips away into her dreams does she find paradise.

I think we can all find ourselves in the song for just a moment.

We all want to get to the point where we find paradise, but paradise isn’t just handed to us. It’s a journey.

Only when we release ourselves of our day-to-day monotonous activities do we find paradise. 

Sometimes it takes our darkest moments to find what we’ve truly been looking for, but in the end it’s not darkness we were striving for, it was paradise.

Pain is just a obstacle to paradise. 


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